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ONE-ON-ONE WITH JOHN WIMBERG


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2017/11/24




Tell us about how you came to work with Wimberg Landscaping and your ongoing career with the company.


I started working with Wimberg Landscaping in high school and continued through college. Wimberg Landscaping was growing, becoming a solid company and one that I saw could be a long-term possibility for me. I rather enjoyed the work I was doing and Pete was committed to growing the company. As it turned out, I never have had another job, or perhaps I should say, I have never worked for another company. In fact, I never even interviewed for a different job when I graduated with a finance degree from Xavier University.

Pete and I settled into our respective roles with ease. I always handled the lawn end and Pete took the landscaping side. I was out mowing lawns until about 1990. Once we started running multiple crews it became necessary to move into a supervisory role. I have also handled running the snow service.

What changes have you seen in the landscaping industry over the years?
Computers have made the biggest difference in running the company. We used to do everything manually. The mowers are generally the same as they were 20 years ago other than the hydraulic drive which makes them a lot easier to handle.


There are a lot of fly-by-night companies in this industry- how does Wimberg Landscaping continue to grow and maintain a stellar reputation in the community?
We separate ourselves from other companies through extra attention to customer service, reliability and a professional appearance.


When you are not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy golfing, playing the guitar, biking, listening to music, watching sports- especially Xavier basketball- and spending time with my family including our four grandchildren.

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